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Keywords

Vasopressin, Renal system, Sepsis, Vasodilatory shock

 

Authors

  1. Gessner, Patty ACNP

Abstract

An estimated 700,000 cases of sepsis occur each year in the United States alone, over half of which will develop renal failure. Of those that develop renal failure, 70% will die. This article will examine how the use of vasopressin in sepsis may improve some aspects of renal function. The effects of vasopressin on the renal system in vasodilatory shock.